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Beginner Houseplants: Why do my Dwarf Banana and Ensetes leaves kinda collapse?

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MadsHilde
Randers
Denmark

August 27, 2012
10:53 AM

Post #9255594

My palms have been growing pretty good. Both plants were miniature plants back in December. Now as they grown a great deal bigger, their leaves starts to collapse as you can see on the pictures.

What could be the cause for that or is it normal?

Thanks in advance

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 27, 2012
12:10 PM

Post #9255694

How much sun are they getting?
MadsHilde
Randers
Denmark

August 27, 2012
12:38 PM

Post #9255762

They do not stand in direct sunlight but about 2 meters from the windows in the living room.

Is it a sign of no direct sunlight?
MadsHilde
Randers
Denmark

September 2, 2012
1:34 PM

Post #9262542

No help, guys?

tapla

tapla
Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 2, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9262563

In most cases, plants that are genetically programmed to grow erect, but don't, are not getting enough light, which is almost certainly the issue with your bananas.

Al

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 2, 2012
2:13 PM

Post #9262574

I agree. That's why I asked how much sun they are getting. Can you move it where it gets more? Bananas are sun/part sun plants.
MadsHilde
Randers
Denmark

September 14, 2012
10:01 AM

Post #9275050

Well, if you look at this picture of a musa basjoo, the leafs act the same way as mine even though it grows outside in direct sunlight. I know it's much bigger than my plants but it still looks the same.

http://www.plant-pictures.net/picsinfull/musa_basjoo.jpg
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

September 17, 2012
9:02 PM

Post #9278417

Move your plants closer to the glass. I think they are too far from the windows for good growth.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2012
12:37 PM

Post #9283177

i don't know if i'm just not seeing the problem or what, but they look fine to me. banana leaves don't stay upright once they are mature. only the new growth does that and the lower leaves die off as it gets bigger.
maxxxxxx2012
bhopal
India

October 13, 2012
8:57 PM

Post #9304417

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 14, 2012
7:00 AM

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